Book & Movie Discussion Groups at the Eldredge Public Library

The Friends of Eldredge Public Library Book Discussion Group

This group meets once a month from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Friends room. Everyone is welcome!

2019-2020 title list coming in the Fall.

This group will meet on September 24 at 4 pm to determine the book selections for the 2019-2020 season.  If you'd like to suggest a title, please come prepared with a title you have read.


If you have any questions, please call Linda Nixon at 508-945-2094.    

EPL Book-to-Film Discussion Group

Some of the most enduring films have been inspired by great literature. And some books seemed to be nothing special until brought into sharper focus by a great filmmaker. The Eldredge Public Library would like to invite you to join our a book-to-film discussion group. On the first Saturday of each month we meet at the Library at 2:00 pm, having read the pre-selected book for the month. We watch the movie version together, and then comes the fun as we discuss the merits of each. Facilitated by a Library staff member, the group chooses the titles. We are have an interesting exchange of ideas, thoughts, and impressions. Most of all, we enjoy an afternoon of fun in a relaxed setting with congenial people!

Start time: 2:00 pm

The 2019-2020 book list

September 7 - Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday

October 5 - Atonement by Ian McEwan

November 2 - Life of Pi by Yann Martel

December 7 - Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard

January 4 - The African Queen by C.S. Forester

February 1 - Can You Ever Forgive Me? by Lee Israel

March 7 - The World According to Garp by John Irving

April 4 - The Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie

May 2 - The Quiet American by Graham Greene

June 6 - The Light Between the Oceans by M.L. Steadman


 EPL Classic Film Discussion Group

Our Classic Film Discussion Group will meet on the third Saturday of the month at 2:00 pm.  

This film groups will be led by Librarian Samuel Rome, who is able to combine his love of film with his love of books.  Get ready for some good movies, good discussions and good company!  Everyone is welcome to join, no registration is needed.

Start time: 2:00 pm

The 2019-2020 movie list

September 21 - A Face in the Crowd (1946) directed by Elia Kazan

October 19 - The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970) directed by Basil Dearden

November 16 - Local Hero (1983) directed by Bill Forsyth

December 21 - The Red Shoes (1948) directed by Michel Powell and Emeric Pressburger

January 18 - Sweet Smell of Success (1957) directed by Alexander MacKendrick

February 15 - Days of Heaven (1978) directed by Terrance Malick

March 21 - Shadow of a Doubt (1943) directed by Alfred Hitchcock

April 18 - Mona Lisa (1986) directed by Neil Jordan

May 16 - Ace in the Hole (1951) directed by Billy Wilder

June 20 - Blithe Spirit (1945) directed by David Lean



Reading in the Kitchen: A Cookbook Group

Attention all cookbook lovers!  We invite you to join our newest book group: Reading in the Kitchen: A Cookbook Group at the Eldredge Public Library.  The group will meet thlorna cookbook clube first Tuesday of each month to taste recipes and discuss cookbooks.  Each month we will choose a cookbook.  You let us know which recipe you will cook to share with the other members, and then we meet to taste the recipes and talk about the chosen cookbook and your cooking experience!  A great way to meet fellow foodies and expand your cooking experience.

Copies of the cookbook will be available at the Library about 1 month ahead of the meeting date.  To sign up for each month, please contact Lorna Dzialo @ 508-945-5170 or  Registration is required, this group cannot accommodate drop-ins.


Start time: 6:30 pm

August 22, 2019 - POTLUCK!  Choose a recipe  from  any  CLAMS  cookbook


September 3, 2019 - Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat

October 1, 2019 - Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman

November 5, 2019 - Cape Cod Chef's Table by John Carafoli

December 3, 2019 - A to Z World Food: Special Occasions

January 7, 2020 - Dinner for Everyone by Mark Bittman



 Chatham Great Books Discussion Groupgreat books

This discussion group is for people who want to talk about outstanding writings in history, literature, philosophy, politics, science, theology, and other disciplines.

Great Books discussion groups use an approach to discussion called Shared Inquiry, which follows a few simple guidelines designed to make a discussion more rewarding by keeping the group’s attention focused firmly on the text and its interpretation.great books feb 2017

The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 3:30-5:00 pm throughout the year.

The Great Books will not be meeting at the Library for July and August.  They will resume Sept 17.  Dates and Topics will be listed soon.


For more information please contact facilitator Rick Pike at 508-221-3240 or  

Would you like the library to help acquire books for your members?  Please download our Bookclub Guidelines.  We are happy to help! Is your bookclub looking for suggestions? Click here for a list of books previously chosen by various bookclubs in Chatham.